Monday, 26 May 2008

Look who's talking

Everyone has been saying how much I've been talking recently. I don't think it's that I'm talking more, but maybe it's that suddenly I am able to express what's going on in my head. Sometimes I really struggle with that. There's so much I want to say, but I just can't seem to find the right words, or get it out of my mouth, and then I get very frustrated. Mommy is very good at asking me questions to help me express what I want to say, but even she has trouble understanding me sometimes.

Like today. We drove in the car to go and help some people who were in trouble [victims of the xenophobic attacks. Ed]. As we were leaving again, I saw something on the ground. I asked Mommy what it was, and she said it was a type of leaf, and that it had died.

Last weekend I had watched 'The Princess Bride' with Mommy and Daddy, and there's a scene where the Man in Black is lying 'mostly dead' on a table. I kept asking Mommy and Daddy why he was lying on the table, and they kept saying he was 'mostly dead'. I didn't understand, so I kept asking why he was dead.

So when I saw the dead leaf today, it reminded me of the Man in Black on the table. Since I still don't understand what 'dead' or 'mostly dead' mean, I'm still confused by that scene, so I started asking Mommy about it again.

She got very confused, because she didn't know what table, or man, I meant, and I couldn't explain to her that I meant the man from The Princess Bride, because I didn't know what the movie was called. After quite a long time though, Mommy did figure it out, but by then I was bored of that topic, so I'd moved on to talk about the trucks going past us and traffic lights letting us all take turns at crossing the road.

It's very frustrating being little!

Monday, 12 May 2008

Two milestones in one day

This afternoon Mommy came to fetch me from nursery. When she arrived I was riding a motorbike (just a toy one you push with your feet) around the playground. I was happy to see her, but while she wanted to leave I still wanted to play. I told Mommy, "I'm not going home!" She was very surprised by this, because usually I can't wait to go home, but I was having such a lot of fun!

Then, on the way home, I was asking Mommy about the people we were walking past. I kept asking Mommy, "What is that?" until she eventually told me that when we ask questions about people we say 'who' not 'what'. I think that's very odd. When we were in the shop, I asked, 'Who is that?" and Mommy got so excited that I think it must be a very big deal to say 'who' instead of 'what'. I'm not sure I understand why, but if it makes Mommy happy I'll try it again.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Eat, play, sleep...

Playing with Daddy on the train at our nearest park. I like driving the train!

Playing at Grandma's house, with the dolls' house. There's a Mommy dolly with yellow hair and a pony tail just like my Mommy's hair. I spent the WHOLE night there on Saturday cos Mommy and Daddy went to a party.

Me, Leo and Riley-Puppy - we're sleeping. Riley-Puppy is Oupa and Ouma's dog. He likes to jump up on me. Then I tell him, "NO, Riley! DOWN!". Sometimes he likes to chase me, and I like to chase him, but I don't like his claws cos he scratches me when he jumps up on me.

Friday, 2 May 2008

Kids say the cutest things....

Today, I had just done a wee on the toilet, and then Daddy did a wee. I've just started noticing that boys and girls look different.

"Daddy, you have a penis," I said.
"That's right," said Daddy.
"And I have a fanny."
"That's right."

Then I ran through to the bedroom where Mommy was still having an afternoon nap.

"MOMMY! Daddy has a penis, I have a fanny and you have a big bottom!"

I don't understand why Mommy and Daddy found that so funny, but they laughed for ages and ages.